What is Surplus?
Surplus components and material occur for a variety of reasons: overstock, inventory reduction, product termination, project cancellation, purchase of incorrect parts, and many other reasons. Surplus items may be either new or used.
New items may be factory fresh, inspected/tested and stored, modified for use in equipment, or removed from new equipment. In some cases, new items will have oldish date codes, having been stored in inventory awaiting use or sale.
In most cases this is of little consequence. Except that you can purchase new surplus at a much lower prices than what you'll find on equivalent new material from your normal distrubutor.
Used material may range from like-new to slightly broken to totally non-functional. Used material is a very viable and cost-effective source of components for building R&D and experimental equipment.
Why would someone buy broken equipment? Quite simply, because it can be disassembled to obtain many valuable components at dirt-cheap prices!
In all cases we try to list the condition of items as accurately as possible. However, if you have a particular need or concern, feel free to EMAIL us your questions.
Some equipment is available FREE! In all cases, you are responsible for shipping. And, in the case of large, bulky, or heavy items, pick-up is usually required on site. Of course (!) there is no guarantee of any sort with free items, and you assume all liabilities associated with availability, access, pickup, transport, and use.